Limited anti-theft offer for motorcyclists living in Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea
Sussex Police, Hastings Borough Council and local business Hastings Motorcycle Centre have teamed up in a bid to prevent motorbikes being stolen across the town.
Last year local owners of mopeds and scooters up to 50cc were given the the opportunity to buy a heavily discounted padlock chain. This year the offer is being extended to include motorbikes up to 400cc.
A total of 14 Sword Chain and Blaster Padlocks are available on a first come, first served basis at the heavily discounted price of £5. These usually retail at £39.99.
Anyone interested should go to the front office at the police station in Bohemia Road, Hastings, taking with them their V5 document, certificate of insurance and driving licence.
A voucher will be given to exchange at Hastings Motorcycle Centre in Beaconsfield Road, Hastings.
The front office is open from Monday to Saturday, between 9am and 8pm.
Sergeant Chris Varrall, from Hastings Neighbourhood Police Team, said: "By offering these discounted padlock chains we are encouraging owners to secure their motorbikes and make them less attractive to would-be thieves.
"Learning to ride, buying a motorcycle with the necessary accessories and getting insurance all costs a substantial amount of money.
"So please take this opportunity to be one of the 14 lucky people able to buy a good-quality padlock and chain to secure their motorcycle at a bargain discount. Unfortunastely once they're gone, they're gone, so don't delay".